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Al Jazeera America
Sep 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. who will blink? a government shut down looms and time is running out to approve a government spending bill. >>> heavy rains and hurricane force winds battle the pacific northwest and parts of canada. >>> drail president benning -- israeli president benjamin netanyahu will meet the president obama tomorrow. ft. >>> how easy are disdents to cross over. >>> the deadline is fast approaching by monday add midnight, congress must pass a spending bill. right now it doesn't look like it's going to happen. the government will shut down on tuesday. this morning, the house did send its version to the senate. something the senate will likely reject, not until tomorrow. jean meserve reports. >> the blame game. >> terribly destructive, totally unnecessary. >> the president is saying, i will shut down government if you don't give me everything i want on obamacare. >> in the wee hours of sunday morning, the republican controlled house of representatives did pass a bill. but the democratically controlled senate has alr
Al Jazeera America
Sep 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
>> hello welcome to al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. the kenyan army is carrying off to, the militants in a shopping mall. >> we cannot begin to comprehend your loss. >> president obama addresses victims of the navy yard shooting saying we cannotting and whecannottingwithstand this. and a typhoon hitsing hong kong. >>> tonight, kenya's army says it's rescued most of the hostages at the westgate shopping mall in nairobi. a two day standoff that killed more than 68 and wounded more than 150. the initial attack happened saturday. the somali militant group al shabaab has claimed responsibility. >> i have to be honest with you, we haven't seen a great deal of movement within the building or on the side streets. personnel carriers moving in and out and it has been very, very quiet from the building itself. it's very difficult to get any kind of confirmed information about what's taking place inside. but clearly the headline is the kenyan military believes that they have secured most of the building and released most of the hostages although again i really want to stress
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. >> it is time for my republican colleagues to do the logical thing, to do the prudent thing. pass your bill. >> time is running out for congress to come up with a budget deal to stop a government shutdown. the national security agency could be your secret facebook friend. it is reportedly collecting data on americans through social media sites. >> bad communication is getting part of the blame for the deaths of at least 19 firefighters back in june. >> time is running out for congress to agree on a budget deal that will avoid a government shutdown. the house is in session as we speak. these are live pictures from washington. they are expected to vote on a bill the senate passed yesterday. it keeps the affordable care act, something house republicans are trying to kill. the house leadership is trying to pass an alternative delaying obamacare by a year, but keep the government open. senate leadership said changes to the health care law will not be considered. in other words, money for the federal government
Al Jazeera America
Sep 29, 2013 8:00pm EDT
america, i'm jonathan betz. >> congressional republicans refuse to drop the fight over obamacare, as the government faces its first shutdown in two decades. >> israel claims it has caught an iranian spy as benyamin netanyahu prepares to address the u.n. general assembly. >> kenya may have ignored warpings about the attack on the mal. >> payroll cards - they may be convenient, but many are not happy about the fees they charge. >> tonight there is every indication the u.s. government will shut down. it will be the first time in 17 years. not since bill clinton was president. early this morning house republicans hassed a bill to keep the government open but would delay the affordable care act by a year. democrats will not consider that, calling it dead on arrival. our correspondent tells us what to expect now. >> when it comes to the possibility of a government shutdown republicans and democrats are playing the blame game. >> this is a terrible destructive strategy unnecessary. >> the president is saying i'll shut government if you don't give me what i want on obamacare. >> the house will b
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 11:00pm EDT
we'll see you next time. >> welcome to al jazeera, i'm jonathan betz. secretary of state john kerry picks up where president obama drops off, in kenya, political violence forced them out of their homes but five years later they're going back. >> and the olympics will turn to japan. we'll have more on the announcement for the 2020 games and the reaction in tokyo. and we begin tonight with the crisis in syria about. the associated press has obtained a video to members of congress in a classified briefing last week. the ap says it came from an u unindividual. the, lobbies hard for congressional support for a strike on syria. >>> meanwhile on monday congress returns from its summer break and syria will top the agenda. both houses will top the president's agenda to take on syrian strikes. the house are likely to vote the following week. in the meantime, president obama is trying to purr swayed the american people to back his plan. paul beban has the story. >> he didn't have a lot of success getting out any more international support so he took the case to the congress and to the american
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 5:30am EDT
jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> welcome back, we're talking about fryeburg maine, and contracts that the nestle's corporation is trying to get. mike, i want to pick up from from before the break, and reading chet from viewers, we don't trust nestle. they sued the town five times over a 100 trip per day loading facility that the town didn't want and they filed suit against that. and it has caused a real trust issue for the people who live in fryeburg with nestle. but you maintained that they're good neighbors, and why don't you expound on that. >> we need more
Al Jazeera America
Sep 24, 2013 8:30am EDT
plan. >> we'll hear from the so-called my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. ♪ >>> a week from tuesday, obamacare health insurance exchanges open for business. the obama administration expects 7 million people to enroll and hopes that 2.7 million of them will be young and healthy. the system needs these young invincibles to sign up in order to keep costs down. but if of these folks are not convinced that buying insurance makes financial sense for them, putting the success of obamacare at risk. >> r
Al Jazeera America
Sep 29, 2013 10:30pm EDT
america. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. who will blink? a government shut down looms and time is running out to approve a government spending bill. >>> heavy rains and hurricane force winds battle the pacific northwest and parts of canada. >>> drail president benning -- israeli president benjamin netanyahu will meet the president obama tomorrow.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 9:00pm EDT
>> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm jonathan betz. time is running out for congress to reach a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown. house of representatives are scheduled to vote on a funding bill. that vote is expected at 11:00 eastern time. >> more controversy for the n.s.a., reports say they have been dipping into media sites. this has been happening since november of 2010. the report was based on documents provided by he had card snowden. >> poor communication is partially to blame for arizona firefighters in june according to a report. radio problems failed between the men and support staff. >> a recall of 100,000 mid sized cars stopping doors from latching while the car is moving. mazda traced the problem to uneven door surfaces. those are the headlines. keep it here, may go tonight is up next, here on aljazeera america. >> good evening. and welcome to america tonight. the weekend edition. a fractured relationship with the general assembly as nuclear talks and a history of sponsors hezbollah continue to strain u.s. iran relations. also unresolved, the live
Al Jazeera America
Sep 16, 2013 11:00pm EDT
howrt hours of that situation. jonathan betz has more. >> at 8:15 in the morning, reports of a gun inside the building, where 3,000 people work. >> as he came around the corner he aimed his gun at us and fired two or three shots. >> a man shooting at victims in the atrium,. >> the guy flex to me got shot, i didn't. >> within seven minutes a huge team of law enforcement officers emerge and begin shooting for the shooter. at 8:45 witnesses see another possible gunman, five victims including a d.c. officer, start arriving, all of them shot multiple times. 9:40, planes are grounded, schools are put on lock down. and it is reported that officers have cornered a gunman inside the building. shortly before noon, three hours after the first shots were fired, reports surfacinged indicating the shooter is dead. 34-year-old aaron alexis from texas but police fear the danger has not yet passed. >> the big concern for us right now is, is that we potentially have two other shooters that we have not located at this point. >> soon after and not far away, president obama addresses the tragedy. >> it
Al Jazeera America
Sep 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
conflicting information. jonathan betz has a closer look at the events. >> reporter: monday morning the start of the workweek. the day has just begin when at 8:15 in the morning, reports of a gunman inside building 197, where 3,000 people work. >> we heard shots and as he came around the corner he aimed his gun at us and fired at least two or three shots. >> reporter: witnesses reported a man shooting down from an upper floor at victims in the atrium. >> i feel very lucky to be alive. >> reporter: within seven minutes a huge team of law enforcement officers converge on the gated military complex and begin searching for the shooter. at 8:45, witnesses report seeing another possible gunman. five minutes later, victims including a d.c. police officer started arriving at washington hospitals. >> all of them are alert and speaking at this time. >> reporter: 9:40 am, planes are soon grounded at reagan international airport. ought public schools are put on lockdown, and it is reported that officers have cornered a gunman inside the building, but shortly before noon more than three hours af
Al Jazeera America
Sep 19, 2013 9:00pm EDT
>> you're al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz. here are the stories we're following tonight. secretary of state john kerry wants the u.n. to act with urgency. kerry urgen urged the security l to meet within the week. and the deputy prime minister said that the war has reached a stalemate and will call a cease-fire. neither the armed opposition nor the regime is capable of of defeating the other side. and the syrian president will ask for a cease-fire and launching of a peaceful political process. >>> and with less than two weeks to go before the government runs out of money, the house is set to vote on a republican bill that will fund the government but defund the healthcare law. even if it passes the house it is not expected to pass the senate. remember, you can always catch us online with the latest at www.aljazeera.com. have a great night. >> on "america tonight." troubled waters, colorado residents begin the long trip home. but environmentalists worry about the risks that are left behind. >> how does it feel to be this close to your house. >> surreal. that's what it is. it's dream-lik
Al Jazeera America
Sep 27, 2013 4:00pm EDT
america. share your story on tv and online. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> a new report said global warn something real and extremely likely that humans are to blame for it. water is drying up and ice is melting in the arctic and scientists say they're 95% sure people are causing it and warn if nothing is done about it there will be dramatic consequences. let's go to daniel in northern canada. daniel? >> what we've been hearing up here in the arctic, the sea ice is melting at an exhilarating rat
Al Jazeera America
Sep 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
>>> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz here are the top stories tonight. >>> secretary of state john kerry is sending a message to the un regarding syria, hurry up. he urged them to be prepared to t act next week. he also calls for transparency and accountability. >>> the death toll continues to rise in mexico as rescue workers continue to search for people caught in landslides. >>> revolutionary remarks from the leader of the catholic church, pope francis criticized his church's obsession, his words, with abortion, gay marriage, and contraception. he called on the church to become a home for all, not just a few. >> reporter: pope francis is aiming to make the catholic church a more welcoming church for all. in a candid interview with a publication that has the vatican's blessing, francis shied away from questions on homosexuality and abortion. a stark contrast from his pedestri predecessors. his remarks echo the same ones he made on a flight home from his first foreign trip, in which he said if someone is gay, who am i to judge? >> it's time for people to reconsider the c
Al Jazeera America
Sep 27, 2013 1:00pm EDT
debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >>> the world's leading climate scientists have warned that earth is in for dramatic changes if nothing is done. a new report from the un today blames people for the imagine yourty of greenhouse emissions. here in the u.s. president obama is pushing his climate plan, but critics complain the plan costs too much. >> reporter: on the heels of a new climate report, president obama's energy policy goes like this, ramp up natural gas, and ramp down coal. >
Al Jazeera America
Sep 10, 2013 11:00am EDT
gas masks to its people. and jonathan betz found many israelis are worried and hoping for a diplomatic solution. >> i'm afraid of war. because i understand now -- i understand better what war is. >> reporter: she and others here have seen the horrors of battle firsthand. he was held for three years in a damascus prison in the early '80s. >> even if it sounds crazy, sometimes you miss the interrogation, just someone to talk to, andthe sol -- solitude is unthinkable. there is something i don't like is conflict. >> reporter: after weeks of concern and fear among some israelis, there's the news today which is front page news in israel, and that's talks of a diplomatic solution. >> if it possible to remove the chemical whe fronts syria, a that is what should be done. >> reporter: the government assured people to continue with their travel plans. >> i think it's very good, because first of all, we don't need war here. war is not good. >> reporter: many argue an attack on assad is critical, but some israelis worry about the perception that it appears they are the ones that are medaling. >> we
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. a look at what the election and what americans need to know about tony abbott. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> welcome back. brazilian's mark their independence from portugal today. many are marking it with protests. thousands are expressing outrage against government corruption and slow reform. demonstrations have been going on. the demonstrators are met with force by police. let's go live now to rio where adam rainey is reporting. thousands are expected to be in the streets protesting. wh
Al Jazeera America
Sep 8, 2013 2:00am EDT
where to expect the rain and more sunshine. ♪ ♪ my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. ♪ ♪ >> for the first time in over 50 years, japan has been selected to host the 2020 summer olympic games. tokyo beat out the other contenders, istanbul and madrid, as florence louie reports, the announcement was met with jubilation in japan. >> the international olympic committee has the honor of announcing that the games of the 32nd olympiad in 2020 are awarded to the city of tokyo. [cheering and applause] >> re
Al Jazeera America
Sep 20, 2013 12:30pm EDT
on this study and frac-ing safety? general. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. faultlines investigates why so many babies are dying in america's inner cities. >> lot a times programs and stuff all they care about is numbers. they don't care about people. >> faultlines: america's infant mortality crisis. >> welcome back to "inside story." we continue our look at frac-ing, and a few study about methane emission. joining us are steve everily, from ithaca, new york, sandra steingraver. and from pittsbur
Al Jazeera America
Sep 13, 2013 9:30pm EDT
. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? it drives discussion across america. share your story on tv and online. >> fishkill correctional facility - 70 miles north of new york city. to address the needs of its growing elderly prison population, new york built the nation's first unit for the cognitively impaired. all these inmates have dementia. their average age is 63 and many have alzheimers. we've joined the founder and dire
Al Jazeera America
Sep 1, 2013 2:30am EDT
? >> reporter: the laws do not go "consider this" will be right back. my name is jonathan betz. champs as english and arabic channels. >>> disorder in a mexico court. why this judge lost his cool. >> you're definitely swimming against the current on a lot of this new media stuff and i'm wondering whether there are people out there who just think that you're a grump, whether this is a marketing exercise, perhaps, by you because there are eyeballs to be had on that side of the argument. i'm just, you must have heard some interesting counter arguments from silicon valley and elsewhere. >> sure. >> give us a few of those. >> i'm sure there are people are making that point, but i'll leave it up to them to make that argument. i'm not gonna make an argument against myself. >> but, i mean, someone must have called you, like, the anti-christ or something like that. >> yeah, i get that all the time, but again i think people who are in silicon valley clearly don't find my message very encouraging because it does lead toward [inaudible] and i made the very strategic decision to put some extra effort
Al Jazeera America
Sep 22, 2013 10:30pm EDT
handling the situation. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. general leslie slacker is our guest. former presidential candidate under the democratic party, also four star general in the u.s. army. gentlemen of the jury clark, you were talking with us about america's role in the world, well, russian's president has a recent add, where he criticized the u.s. for believing in american exceptionalism. and he took a tone if everything thought we were exceptional, we would be in a lot of trouble, there's no reason for the u.s. to think they are better. >> well, the
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 12:30pm EDT
. my name is jonathan betz. >> okay, i'm phil with lindsay and costa, costa, what have you got going for us? >> let's take a look. 17 years old, he invented a mind-controlled prosthetic army. he's trying to hit that $100,000 price point so more people can have access to prosthetics. >> where do you use your mountain bike. >> all over where i live, in the mountains. >> the beautiful mountains of colorado, the place of this extraordinary teenager finds his inspiration. >> had a would be your dreams? to have your own lab tear? >> definitely, yeah. i'm getting into the final product. >> inspiration that has taken him all the way to the white house, even the president was amazed by his creations. >> i never would have imagined anything i made in my bedroom would be shaking hands with the president. >> gaining attention around the world for the creation of a low-cost prosthetic army that interfaces with the human brain. completely self-taught he fabricated the arm in his bedroom lab here in colorado. >> i'm hoping to give someone a functional prosthetic arm for under $1,000. the firsthand
Al Jazeera America
Sep 22, 2013 1:00pm EDT
popular way to travel in one african city. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm] >> the deadly attack on a mall in kenya is now in its second day. plosions were heard earlier. 59 people are dead. kenya's government ministers saying there are 175 people who were injured in saturday's attack. the somalian rebel group al shabaab has claimed responsibility. congress has eight days to work out a funding deal or allow the government to shut down. house republicans passed a bill on friday that would fund the government but effectively kill the a affordable care act. mompom and the first lady will be meeting today with families of those who lost loved ones in the washington navy yard shootings. the president will also attend a memorial service for the victims. >>> at least 16 people are dead after a suicide blast in baghdad. there are reports that the suicide bomber blew himself up inside a tent filled with mourners in a predominantly sunni section of the city. the u.n. estimated 800 people were killed across iraq since august. after decades of conflict there, few people
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 7:30pm EDT
joining us. see you online. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. >> it is time for my republican colleagues to do the logical thing, to do the prudent thing. pass your bill. >> time is running out for congress to come up with a budget deal to stop a government shutdown. the national security agency could be your secret facebook friend. it is reportedly collecting data on americans through social media sites. >> bad communication is getting part of the blame for the deaths of at least 19 firefighters back in june.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 14, 2013 8:00am EDT
is jonathan betz, are beginning to emerge. one of them is china's massive investment. now bidding to take over the entire facility making greece a major trade gate way between europe and china. reports not everybody is happy about it. >> these are the largest in the world. they have notelet been built, only dream of, their awesome capacity matches the shipping company or coos coe where they start. costco is spending $750 million to turn this terminal into southern europe's main trade rout, and a regional hub. safes a weak sailing to the ports of northern europe, and at least 2 million people per trip. coos coe is banking on that advantage. to as much as 7 million container as year. >> during the three years in greece, costco has increased container traffic a dozen times over. its investments here have increases global ranking among terminals from 772 years ago to the top 40. and now, costco may be broadening it. >> but it also operate as container terminal and a shipyard, all in need of investment. >> what we are trying to do is say not only to get the higher bidder, to take the cont
Al Jazeera America
Sep 30, 2013 1:30pm EDT
is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and] >> hey, guys, welcome to "techknow," i'm phil here with crystal and coyle. we've looked at jaguars, bees and spiders. we are about to get classy, valley. >> i looked at the wine making. they have been making wine since 7,000 bc. they are applying new techniques, solar panels and a bump of -- bunch of cool innovations. take a look. here on the hillside pickers are harvesting grapes the same way it's been done for thousands of years - by hand. but at this vineyard 21st century technology has a hand in almost every step of the process - from vine to wine. >> i'm an innovator when it comes to making the best wine possible - whatever it takes. >> doug is the president of schaeffer vineyards and has been working here since 1973 when his father bout the estate. >> grape growing and wine making in the val eye changed tremendously in the -- valley changed tremendously in the last 40 years, technology, computerisation, able to get more, better information to make better decisions with. >> for the last 29 years his partner in making the decision
Al Jazeera America
Sep 28, 2013 2:30am EDT
mean for money" continues. ♪ my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >>> hospitals have a lot at steak as obamacare exchanges roll out next week. they may gain millions of new patients who didn't have insurance before, but they are also under huge pressure to cut costs and improve the quality of care -- [ technical difficulties ] and for me. david has the story. [ sirens blaring ] >> reporter: hospitals are getting bigger, joining forces to cut cost as the nation's health care overhaul takes effect. rou
Al Jazeera America
Sep 19, 2013 5:30am EDT
way that makes them and their communities proud. tweet us your thoughts. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> struggling to do it with integrity there is a way we can have entertainment. but when there are so many definitions o. maybe i want to make a film in prison, and how do we look at all those settings, i don't know but hour community needs to give us room to figure it out. we figure it out or we get left out of film entertainment. >> we're talking about muslim americans using pop culture to ch
Al Jazeera America
Sep 22, 2013 10:00pm EDT
. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm >> one of the big messages thats being brought down from governments and organizations up here is get a trade job, basically you're good to do manual labor, and you're good to do that kind of thing. it frustrates me and makes me angry that inuit organizations and government representatives up here approach mining as the savior of the economy and social economy up here. >> qajaaq ellswoth is a young iniut activist from iqaluit, the capital of nunavut. this city of six, and a half thousand has doubled in population in the last decade. there's an acute housing shortage here. it's not unusual for more than one family to share a home. >> i grew up when several sections of the town didn't even exist. like i know of some elders who were born in this area, and i can't imagine what it must be like for them. >> qajaaq is weary of what may happen to his community when mining corporations start moving in. >> definately for me, the number one thing is environmental damage. a lot of it which is irreversable, regardless of what the minin
Al Jazeera America
Sep 16, 2013 7:00pm EDT
information. jonathan betz is here with us now to walk us through a confusing day of extraordinary events. >> yes. the us in did change hourly, but even after the scene calmed, a lot of the fear had not. >> reporter: monday morning the start of the workweek, when at 8:15 in the morning, reports of a gunman inside of building 197, where 3,000 people work. >> we heard shots and as he came around the corner he aimed his gun at us and fired two or three shots. >> reporter: witnesses reported a man shooting down at people below him. within seven minutes a huge team of law enforcement officers converge on the complex. at 8:45 witnesses report seeing another possible gunman. five minutes later victims started arriving at washington hospitals, some had been shot multiple times. >> all of them are alert and speaking at this time. >> reporter: 9:40 am, planes are grounded at the airport, eight public schools are put on lockdown. and there are reports that police have cornered a gunman inside of a building, and then reports surfaced indicating the shooter is dead. he is later identified as 34
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 12:30am EDT
recommendation was cancelled. after hearing his story during our interview . hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. that's all i have an real money. victoria azarenko >> we have strengthened border security. beyond what many believed was possible. they wanted more agents at the border. we now have more boots on the ground at the southwest border than at any time in our history. >> in an election year, the need to ramp up border enforcement has become a mantra among republicans and democrats alike. back in the rio grande valley, the men captured by border
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 1:30pm EDT
my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. sachin asked the indian media not to put too much pleasure pressure on the teenager. >> my son started his career. it's a humble request if he can live his life like a normal 14-year-old without thinking of anything other than falling in love with the sport. (applause) >> some footsteps to follow in. more on the website. check it out. all the details. get in touch with us on twitter and facebook. plenty more from me later, but that is the sport for now. >> tha
Al Jazeera America
Sep 26, 2013 8:30am EDT
jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. >>> up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next. >> we learned this week the dallas-based try golden energy plans to start a wind turbine operation making it not just america's biggest wind farm but one of the largest as well. that's big. which is not all that surprising given that it's in texas. but how big is wind energy these days?
Al Jazeera America
Sep 18, 2013 11:00am EDT
making it harder for some people to attain their dream of owning a home. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, >>> welcome back. all eyes are on the pentagon right now. we're expecting chuck hagel and martin dempsey to take their seats in those chairs right there. in light of the shooting on monday, this will not be a typical briefing. there will be questions on how the shooter was able to get a security clearance, we'll keep an eye on that. >>> the housing market continues to show steady improvement. the government showing construction of new homes increased last month, driven by a surge in single-family homes. supply shortages are keeping builders busy. the housing market has been bouncing back from a long slump, but that doesn't mean buying is easy. natasha takes you to dade county. >>> this newly built modern abode along the bay is ready for the taking if you have $35 million. whether you are a part of the 1% or the 99%, buyers in miami dade county are facing fierce competition. >> it's hot, getting hotter, and hopefully will get to a sizzle. >> reporter:
Al Jazeera America
Sep 16, 2013 8:00am EDT
of your sights and sounds in just a bit. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> just hours ago, a 500 member international team of engineers and mechanics started one of the most spectacular ship salvage operations in history off the coast of italy. take a look at live pictures of the costa concordia cruise ship that ran aground last year, killing 32 people onboard. just about an hour ago, the engineers announced they had separated the ship from the reef. the salvage team is trying to upright the shi
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 5:00am EDT
jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >>> welcome back. a bomb has exploded. in front of an interior minister's house. >>> russia the president vladimir putin has been greeting world leaders in st. peterburg. putin says u.s. secretary of state john kerry was lying when he was talking about al qaeda fighting in syria. >> a u.s. senate committee approved military air strikes in syria. the plan still has to get the approvalon and the house. >> a tkphroeb>> a global treatyw life to domestic workers it' part of the united nations and gives domestic workers extra protection
Al Jazeera America
Sep 15, 2013 7:30pm EDT
, google plus and more. >>> you're watching al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. >>> hundreds remain unaccounted for in colorado as the state deals with widespread flooding. >>> a hurricane and a tropical storm are now bearing down on mexico with heavy rains already causing flooding and landslides. >>> the threat of force is ream. >> the u.s. warns damascus to keep its world as the u.n. secretary-general prepares a detailed report on the use of chemical weapons in syria.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 19, 2013 5:00pm EDT
discussion with a look at america's energy future. stay with us. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and] ♪ >>> welcome back to "inside story." we're talking about frac-ing and natural gas. still with us steve everily, sandra steingraber, and from pittsburgh, dr. bernard goldstein. he served in the environmental protection agency under president reagan. we heard from dr. goldstein that he wants to see more independent monitoring on these sites, without the oversight of the companies. would you agree? >> i think more research is always a good thing. whether it's air emissions, water, or any sort of impact. and that's not just for the oil and gas industry -- >> independence analysis? >> the issue, though, is you are not going to get access to a well site without the permission of the company because there are safety issues involved. >> so how do you square that dr. goldstein. >> the people living nearby that say they are smelling things. i would like to put something there in advance of the time they are going through their frac-ing, but if i don't know when they are f
Al Jazeera America
Sep 21, 2013 12:30am EDT
debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> the reasons for infant mortality are complex, but what everyone agrees is that poverty plays a part. the rates are worst in the cities of the south and the "rust belt" with their legacies of economic collapse and racial division. and one of the hardest hit cities is cleveland. >> here, the unemployment rate for whites is around 6%. for african americans, the number is almost three times higher. >
Al Jazeera America
Sep 17, 2013 1:00pm EDT
jazeera. my name is jonathan betz. >> there are new details coming out about the alleged navy base gunman aaron alexis. he was arrested it was for gun-related offenses and discharged from the navy in 2011. alexis was cash strapped saying he once called in the middle of the night for money to effects a broken car. he was also a subcontractor for hewlett-packard for navy i.t. project which is the reason police believe he had access to the navy yard. there will be a news conference at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. stay with us on the latest of the investigation. >> biker gangs are developing in the iraqi capital. >> reporter: like many youth the world over showing off comes naturally. this loosely affiliated group of young men called themselves the baghdad knights. in this city full of checkpoin checkpoints, lock downs and car bombs, an empty stretch of road is a rare thing and they take full advantage to let off steam and perform some tricks. their leader called him jackie chan. by weekday he is a photographer. but on the weekend day it's about the bike and finding something for him and his fri
Al Jazeera America
Sep 22, 2013 7:30pm EDT
more amazing invasions. >> hello welcome to al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. the kenyan army is carrying off to, the militants in a shopping mall. >> we cannot begin to comprehend your loss. >> president obama addresses victims of the navy yard shooting saying we cannotting and whecannottingwithstand this. and a typhoon hitsing hong kong.
Al Jazeera America
Sep 5, 2013 1:00pm EDT
tweet that many are scratching their heads about. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> president obama and other world leaders are in russia for the g-20 summit. congress is expected to get a members only briefing on syria. and tomorrow senate leaders will hold a brief session to place the resolution on the collar. manon the calendar. >>> a surprising online president from hasan rouhani september a tweet saying this photo and saying as the sun is about to set i wish all jews an especially iranian views a blessed rosh hashanah. >> a couple of reports
Al Jazeera America
Sep 7, 2013 11:00am EDT
reservation? >> it's two different lives he's leading. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> welcome back. here is a look at oh our top stories. protests in brazil while the country marks its independence. protesting against government corruption and slow reform. secretary of state john kerry arrived in lithuania today. katherine ashton said that a clear and strong response is crucial in syria, and kerry is headed to france where he will meet with the french foreign minister. >>> president obama has return
Al Jazeera America
Sep 9, 2013 5:00am EDT
. >> ♪ my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm >>> the unemployment rate sa down again. >>> i'll tell you what the fastest growing job in the country is and why you shouldn't aspire to it. >>> the race is on to convince young americans to buy health insurance, but what happens if young invincibles just say no? i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money." >>> welcome to "real money." you are the most important part of the show. tell me what you think by tweeting me
Al Jazeera America
Sep 27, 2013 12:00pm EDT
avoid a government shutdown. the latest from washington next. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. >>> the clock is ticking towards a government shutdown late monday night. the measure does not include republicans demands to cut money for president obama's health care reform law. the republican-lead house has said it will reflect the bill. libby casey joining us now from the capitol rotunda
Al Jazeera America
Sep 15, 2013 10:00pm EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz. here are tonight's top stories. an u.n. report to come released tomorrow is expected to confirm chemical weapons were used in syria, and will not likely blame anyone explicitly. the u.n. secretary general will share with u.n. members. now the release of this report comes after the u.s. and russia made a deal to secure syria chemical weapons. and made a deal to destroy syr syria's chemical weapons. >>> lawrence summers was slated to replace ben bernanke, but he face critics. >>> senatocritics. >> the world's oldest man has died. he was 112 years old and wor bon a village of spain. thanks for watching al jazeera. >> over the coming decades, the number of people 85 and over in the us is expected to more than triple... the hope is they'll get good care, and lead an active, secure and engaged life. >> o sixty nine... >> n thirty one... >> the odds are that nearly half of the people in this room will spend some time in a nursing home. and as the business of elderly care grows, making the right choice has never been harder. >> they're putting pr
Al Jazeera America
Sep 25, 2013 5:00am EDT
, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. ♪ ♪ >>> good to have you with us. these are the top stories on al jazerra. the death toll from a powerful earthquake in pakistan has risen to at least 271. pakistan's army is ending helicopters and soldiers to help with the rescue effort. can kenya fears more victims wie found, 72 were killed including five gunmen during a four-day siege, kenyan troops are combing the debris for bodies. iran's president says his country poses no threat to world peace. addressing the united nations general assembly hassan rouhani s
Al Jazeera America
Sep 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
school district has taken to reduce cyberbullying. stay with us. my name is jonathan betz. >> in after effort to combat cyberbullying, a california school district has used a program that has raised concerns of instruction and freedom of speech. with us is debra, a bullying prevention manager. and from connecticut, emily, author of "sticks and stones." and back here in the studio, jennifer, the legal policies director for family online safety institute. let's look at what california is doing in this particular school district. jennifer, what about a child's right to privacy. >> we do have concerns about that particularly if they're looking at off campus speech, things that are not taking place on school network. i'm not sure that this is a right solution to combat cyberbullying. we want school districts to pay attention to what their children are doing online, their online behavior at home after school, but this is a new one that we're seeing in california. >> with we'll come back to the california question in just a moment. we heard a lot about not blaming people. we don't want to bla
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